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  • 1. Introduction Agiatis Benardou, Erik Champion, Costis Dallas and Lorna Hughes 2. The Role of 3D Models in Virtual Heritage InfrastructuresErik Champion 3. Internet Archaeology and Digital Scholarly CommunicationJulian D. Richards 4. Crowds for Clouds: Recent Trends in Humanities Research InfrastructuresTobias Blanke, Conny Kristel and Laurent Romary 5. The Ethnography of Infrastructures: Digital Humanities and Cultural AnthropologyGertraud Koch 6. Building Personal Research Collections in Art HistoryChristina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick and Simon Mahony 7. Making sure the data fit the researchers. Data Identification and Investigation in European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Veerle Vanden Daelen 8. Mubil: A Library-based Immersive Virtual Environment for Situated Historical LearningAlexandra Angeletaki and Marcello Carrozzino 9. Digital Heritage Tools in Ireland - a Review Sharon Webb and Aileen O'Carroll 10. From Europeana Cloud to Europeana Research: Tools, Users and Methods Agiatis Benardou and Alastair Dunning 11. Digital humanities research needs from cultural heritage looking forward to 2025? Seamus Ross.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472447128 20180403
What are the leading tools and archives in digital cultural heritage? How can they be integrated into research infrastructures to better serve their intended audiences? In this book, authors from a wide range of countries, representing some of the best research projects in digital humanities related to cultural heritage, discuss their latest findings, both in terms of new tools and archives, and how they are used (or not used) by both specialists and by the general public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472447128 20180403
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xvii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Agiatis Benardou, Erik Champion, Costis Dallas and Lorna Hughes 2. The Role of 3D Models in Virtual Heritage InfrastructuresErik Champion 3. Internet Archaeology and Digital Scholarly CommunicationJulian D. Richards 4. Crowds for Clouds: Recent Trends in Humanities Research InfrastructuresTobias Blanke, Conny Kristel and Laurent Romary 5. The Ethnography of Infrastructures: Digital Humanities and Cultural AnthropologyGertraud Koch 6. Building Personal Research Collections in Art HistoryChristina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick and Simon Mahony 7. Making sure the data fit the researchers. Data Identification and Investigation in European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Veerle Vanden Daelen 8. Mubil: A Library-based Immersive Virtual Environment for Situated Historical LearningAlexandra Angeletaki and Marcello Carrozzino 9. Digital Heritage Tools in Ireland - a Review Sharon Webb and Aileen O'Carroll 10. From Europeana Cloud to Europeana Research: Tools, Users and Methods Agiatis Benardou and Alastair Dunning 11. Digital humanities research needs from cultural heritage looking forward to 2025? Seamus Ross.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472447128 20180403
What are the leading tools and archives in digital cultural heritage? How can they be integrated into research infrastructures to better serve their intended audiences? In this book, authors from a wide range of countries, representing some of the best research projects in digital humanities related to cultural heritage, discuss their latest findings, both in terms of new tools and archives, and how they are used (or not used) by both specialists and by the general public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472447128 20180403
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xvi, 149 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: A long history. From the index to hypertext 1) Classifications and the role of documentation 2) Statistical reason and quantitative methods in social sciences 3) The measure of science and the influence of scientometry 4) Linguistic, automatic treatment and text mining 5) Cartographic methods and representations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786300164 20180717
Where do the digital humanities really come from? Are they really news? What are the theoretical and technical influences that participate in this scientific field that arouses interest and questions? This book tries to show and explain the main theories and methods that have allowed their current constitution. The aim of the book is to propose a new way to understand the history of digital humanities in a broader perspective than the classic history with the project of Robert Busa. The short digital humanities perspective neglects lots of actors and disciplines. The book tries to show the importance of other fields than humanities computing like scientometry, infometry, econometry, mathematical linguistics, geography and documentation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786300164 20180717
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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276 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface : Opening Vectors
  • How to read this book
  • 1. Designing for difference
  • Into the fray
  • Modularity at midcentury : thinking race + UNIX
  • Situating UNIX
  • Modularity in the social field + the database
  • Moving beyond our boxes + mapping materialisms
  • WINDOW 1 : introducing Vectors
  • 2. Assembling scholarship : from Vectors to Scalar
  • On process
  • WINDOW 2 : the look + feel of Vectors
  • WINDOW 3 : making "stolen time"
  • Reimaging content and form
  • WINDOW 4 : various vectors
  • Scaling Vectors
  • WINDOW 5 : the Scalar feature set and showcase
  • Outro : Scholarship in the wild.
Tara McPherson asks what might it mean to design-from conception-digital tools and applications that emerge from contextual concerns of cultural theory and from a feminist concern for difference. This question leads to the Vectors lab, which for a dozen years has experimented with digital scholarship at the intersection of theory and praxis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674728943 20180219
Green Library
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xxix, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In seven essays, this book offers a tour de force through those seven disciplines in the humanities that lately underwent a fundamental transformation. In order to apply "exact" scientific methods, these disciplines turned away from their very subjects- the understanding of the relationship or a dialogue that underlies the phenomena they are supposed to investigate. The revisionist approach in this book, based on Mikhail Bakhtin's work, traces the search for common and specific grounds of the humanities, beginning with psychologism through hermeneutics and semiotics up to the present state of self-annihilation. As an alternative, the book seeks to define humanities as the examination of relationships, which offers an array of refreshing perspectives on each field discussed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781618117380 20180924
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • 1. Into the Laboratory 2. Labs/Projects/Products 3. Laboratory Space and Digital Communities 4. Transformed Practices, or, Re-engaging in the Humanities 5. Further Reading - Print/Web.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415748827 20171023
This book provides an accessible introduction to, and overview of, the digital humanities, one of the fastest growing areas of literary studies. Lane takes a unique approach by focusing on the technologies and the new environment in which the digital humanities largely takes place: the digital laboratory. The book provides a brief history of DH, explores and explains the methodologies of past and current DH projects, and offers resources such as detailed case studies and bibliographies. Further, the focus on the digital laboratory space reveals affiliations with the types of research that have traditionally taken place in the sciences, as well as convergences with other fast-growing research spaces, namely innovation labs, fabrication labs, maker spaces, digital media labs, and change labs. The volume highlights the profound transformation of literary studies that is underway, one in which the adoption of powerful technology - and concomitantly being situated within a laboratory environment - is leading to an important re-engagement in the arts and humanities, and a renewed understanding of literary studies in the digital age, as well as a return to large-scale financial investment in humanistic research. It will be useful to students and teachers, as well as administrators and managers in charge of research infrastructure and funding decisions who need an accessible overview of this technological transformation in the humanities. Combining useful detail and an overview of the field, the book will offers accessible entry into this rapidly growing field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415748827 20171023
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxviii, 127 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Preface: Celebrating Intellectual Curiosity Introduction Chapter 1: The Importance and Context of All Scholarship and Research and a Microcosm of the Macrocosm Chapter 2: The Scholarship of Teaching Chapter 3: The Scholarship of Teaching-action research Chapter 4: Creative Art Chapter 5: Arts Based Research Chapter 6: The Scholarship of Service Chapter 7: Curriculum Development, Administration, Colleagueship Chapter 8: Scholarship of the Student Chapter 9: The Legacy and Ecology of Education Chapter 10: Establishing the Rationale and Grading Policies for Student Scholarship and Research Chapter 11: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished-- Virtue is its Own Reward: warnings and encouragement Conclusion Appendix-The New Carnegie Unit Bibliography About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475835380 20170530
Celebrating Intellectual Curiosity: Kindergarten Through College Scholarship and Research broadens the perspective on academic pursuits. Curiosity needs to be cultivated at all school levels. All formats of scholarship and research contribute to increased human understanding. The criteria for evaluating different scholarly activity needs to be well matched with the respective format. Both Scientific and Artistic standards need to be considered for a deeper appreciation of intents and results. Grade school children would be well served by being schooled in the four traditional areas of university faculty evaluation: teaching-learning; scholarship; service; and colleagueship. The book uses vignettes and stories to establish the complexities and utility of varying forms of research. Criteria are identified that fit the respective approaches. The study looks at The Scholarship of Teaching; The Scholarship of Teaching as Action Research: Creative Artistry; Arts Based Research; The Scholarship of Service; Curriculum Development; The Scholarship of the Student. The complementary nature of the variety of scholarships reveals an underlying Ecology of Education that relies upon a great diversity in roles to maintain a healthy system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475835380 20170530
Education Library (Cubberley)
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viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Population and family life education in Nigeria / Joshua Garba Dodo
  • Social studies as a tool for redirecting Nigeria's value system / Agnes Philip-Ogoh & Gladys Odanwu
  • Problems militating against religion and politics in Nigeria / Ikani Victoria Eno (Mrs)
  • Effects of SMS texting on the English language orthography : linguistic transfer or interference? / Raji, I.A.
  • Social institutions in Nigeria / Shuaibu Godabe & Umar Mohammed Warah
  • The problems of child bearing and rearing in marital relationships in the works of selected francophone female writers / Ayeleru Toluwa Funmilayo & Yekini Tokunbo Mohammed
  • Child labour in Nigeria : patterns, implications and prevention strategies / Jimoh Femi Olatunji
  • Creativity in science education : a tool for social transformation in Nigeria / Daniel Theresa A. & Lasisi, A.R.
  • Literature and human resource development : metamorphosis in the roles of women in Sembene Ousman's Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu / Ugbijeh G. Harrison & Yekini Tokunbo Mohammed
  • Functional family life education through social studies : a tool for transforming the Nigerian society / Joshua Garba Dodo & Danuuma Sani Usara
  • Theatre and drama in education for Nigerian schools : prospects and challenges / Ebohon Godfrey Oghuan
  • The role of English language in Nigerian education as subject and as a medium of instruction / Zainab Zubairu (Mrs)
  • Promoting national security through creative enterpreneurship [i.e. entrepreneurship] / Muhammad Tauhid Danladi
  • The role of religious and moral education for attitudinal change in the transformation of Nigeria / James Teku Gajere & Buzaije Abraham
  • Christian education as a tool for addressing the ethical problems of baby factory in Nigeria / dr James Teku Gajere
  • Social studies education as an instrument for self-reliance of the Nigerian society in the 21st century / Mohammed M. Bawa
  • Repositioning of social studies curriculum for the effective teaching of attitude and values relevant to addressing current critical social issues in Nigeria / Halimat Upe Salau (Mrs)
  • The effects of Nigerian music on spoken English of Nigerian students / Ebohon Godfrey Oghuan
  • Achieving effective democracy and electoral process in Nigeria through civic education / Danjuma Sani Usara & Joshua Garba Dodo
  • The family institution / Abdullahi Umaru Sabo
  • Introductory practices in horticulture / Ositademma, Stanley Ogene
  • Soil and water management : an effective tool in the practice of horticulture / Ositademma, Stanley Ogene
  • The need for adequate research for effective knowledge acquisition [in Arabic] / Abubakar Muhammad Tafarki
  • The change agenda implication on the Nigerian state : the role of English language / Shantali M.S.
  • [Arabic contribution]: Ṭarīqat al-najāḥ fī kitābat al-buḥūth / Muḥammad Abū Bakr Tafarkī.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. The Digital Modern.- 3. Computation and Crisis.- 4. AI, DH, and the Automation of Labour.- 5. Towards a Systems Analysis of the Humanities.- 6. Software Intensive Humanities.- 7. The Ethics of Production.- 8. Conclusion: The Culture of the Digital Humanities.-.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137499431 20180514
This book provides new critical and methodological approaches to digital humanities, intended to guide technical development as well as critical analysis. Informed by the history of technology and culture and new perspectives on modernity, Smithies grounds his claims in the engineered nature of computing devices and their complex entanglement with our communities, our scholarly traditions, and our sense of self. The distorting mentalite of the digital modern informs our attitudes to computers and computationally intensive research, leading scholars to reject articulations of meaning that admit the interdependence of humans and the complex socio-technological systems we are embedded in. By framing digital humanities with the digital modern, researchers can rebuild our relationship to technical development, and seek perspectives that unite practical and critical activity. This requires close attention to the cyber-infrastructures that inform our research, the software-intensive methods that are producing new knowledge, and the ethical issues implicit in the production of digital humanities tools and methods. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in the intersection of technology with humanities research, and the future of digital humanities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137499431 20180514
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Warum ein Lehrbuch für Digital Humanities?
  • Grundlagen
  • Geschichte der Digital Humanities
  • Texte und Informationstechnologie : der Gründungsmythos der Digital Humanities
  • Eine Community entsteht : die frühen Jahre
  • Die Welt wird einfacher : Programmpakete
  • Die Welt wird noch einfacher : der Personal Computer
  • Vernetzungen von Personen und Ressourcen
  • Das WWW als einheitliches Interface
  • Das Beste kommt erst noch
  • Digital Humanities als Wissenschaft
  • Die Digital Humanities : ein weites Feld
  • Die Digital Humanities : Werkzeug oder Methode?
  • Die Digital Humanities im Kontext der geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen
  • Die Digital Humanities jenseits einzelner geisteswissenschaftlicher Disziplinen
  • Die Digital Humanities und die Informatik
  • 'Die Digital Humanities'
  • Theorien digitaler Medien
  • Digitalisierung als Medien-und Wissensgeschichte
  • Medienarchäologie und Software Studies
  • Digitalisierung und Gesellschaft
  • Digitale Methoden
  • Aufbau des Computers und Vernetzung
  • Aufbau eines Computers
  • Eingabeperipherie, Ausgabeperipherie, Speicherperipherie
  • Computertypen
  • Benutzerschnittstellen
  • Vernetzung
  • OSI-Modell
  • TCP-IP-Modell
  • Netztopologie
  • Internet Protokoll
  • E-Mail und Webserver
  • Zahlen und Zeichen
  • Analog, digital und das Bit
  • Binäre Zahlen und Dezimalzahlen
  • Zeichenkodierung
  • Offene Probleme
  • Grundbegriffe des Programmierens
  • Anweisungen
  • Datentypen
  • Datenstrukturen 1 : Listen
  • Ausdrücke, die Wahrheitswerte zurückgeben
  • Schleifen
  • Bedingte Verzweigungen
  • Datenstrukturen 2 : assoziatives Feld
  • Modularisierung
  • Algorithmisches Denken
  • Datenmodellierung
  • Grundlagen der Datenmodellierung
  • Grundbegriffe der Datenmodellierung
  • Stufen der Datenmodellierung
  • Datenmodellierung in der Praxis
  • Datenmodellierung in den Digital Humanities
  • Datenbanken
  • Datenverarbeitung und-Organisation
  • Erstellen eines Datenmodells : Relationale Datenbank
  • Datenbankabfragen
  • Andere Datenbankmodelle
  • XML
  • Anwendung und Grundbegriffe
  • Grundstrukturen
  • Konzepte und Datenmodell
  • Modelle und Schemata
  • XPath
  • XSLT
  • X-Technologien im Einsatz
  • Netzwerke
  • Grundlagen
  • Rechnen mit Graphen
  • Den kürzesten Weg finden
  • Angewandte Netzwerkanalyse
  • Fazit
  • Ontotogien
  • Begriff und Einordnung
  • Grundlegende Konzepte
  • Ein Beispiel
  • RDF
  • Speicherung, Retrieval und Datenintegration
  • Ontologien in den Digital Humanities
  • Digitale Objekte
  • Digitalisierung
  • Grundlagen digitaler Bilder
  • Bilddigitalisierung
  • Erschliessung der Digitalisate
  • Textdigitalisierung
  • Weitere Digitalisierungsverfahren
  • Digitales Publizieren
  • Eine Revolution
  • Neue Medien imitieren alte Medien
  • Eigenschaften der digitalen Publikation
  • Open Access
  • Neue Publikationsmodelle im Digitalen
  • Digitale Wissensproduktion
  • Was ist digitale Wissensproduktion?
  • Umgang mit Datenbanken
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Kollaboratives Schreiben : Wikipedia
  • Konsequenzen
  • Bibliothek, Archiv, Museum
  • Gedächtnisinstitutionen
  • Einheitliche Beschreibung von Objekten und Sammlungen
  • Wichtige Informationsportale
  • Gedächtnisinstitutionen als Forschungs- und Informationsinfrastrukturen für die Digital Humanities
  • Aufbau von Datensammlungen
  • Einleitung : Was sind Datensammlungen?
  • Erheben von Informationen über den gesamten Gegenstandsbereich
  • Sammeln, Zusammenführen und Säubern von Datensätzen
  • Erheben und Hinzufügen von Informationen über die Daten
  • Verfügbarmachen der Datensammlung
  • Fazit
  • Digitale Edition
  • Drei Beispiele zur Einführung
  • Worum geht es?
  • Definitorischer Rahmen
  • Paradigmen digitaler Editionen
  • Methoden und die Realisierung digitaler Editionen
  • Editionen als Projekte
  • Technologien und Standards
  • Fragestellungen
  • Digitale Methoden
  • Manuelle und automatische Annotation
  • Was sind Annotationen?
  • Formalisierung und Operationalisierung
  • Annotationstypen und -funktionen
  • Annotationsverfahren
  • Objekte
  • Information Retrieval
  • Messwerte für IR-Systeme
  • Indexierung
  • Suchstrategien
  • Weitere Retrieval-Systeme
  • Quantitative Analyse
  • Was ist quantitative Analyse
  • Statistische Grundlagen
  • Maschinelles Lernen
  • Neuere Entwicklungen
  • Geographische Informationssysteme
  • GIS Datenmodelle
  • Raumprojektionen in gängigen Koordinatensystemen im Vergleich
  • Unsicherheiten von Raum- und Zeitangaben in historischen Quellen
  • Datenintegration und Kartentypen
  • GIS-Aufbau und-Komponenten
  • GIS-Methoden
  • Kartenrepositorien via Web WMS (World Map Services)
  • Digitale Rekonstruktion und Simulation
  • Definitionen
  • Digitale Rekonstruktion
  • Digitale Simulation
  • Informationsvisualisierung
  • Informationsvisualisierung in historischer Perspektive
  • Definitionen und Funktionen
  • Informationsvisualisierung im Forschungsprozess
  • Referenzmodell und Datenmodellierung
  • Datentypen
  • Visuelle Strukturen
  • Kritische Informationsvisualisierung
  • Recht und Ethik
  • Recht
  • Digitale Objekte : mehr als nur ein Medienwandel
  • Digital Humanities und Open Access
  • Rechtsfragen digitaler Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaft : ein Forschungsgegenstand der Digital Humanities?
  • Ethik
  • Ethische Fragen in den Digital Humanities : eine Fallstudie
  • Moral, Ethik, Angewandte Ethik
  • Verantwortung als analytische Schlüsselkategorie
  • Anhang
  • Auswahlbibliographie
  • Allgemein
  • Fachspezifisch
  • Fachzeitschriften
  • Autorinnen und Autoren
  • Sach- und Personenregister.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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ix, 189 pages ; 24 cm
  • Contents Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Genealogies of the Digital Humanities 3. Computational Thinking 4. Knowledge Representation and Archives 5. Research Infrastructures 6. Digital Methods and Tools 7. Digital Scholarship and Interface Criticism 8. Towards a Critical Digital Humanities Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745697666 20170703
As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers challenge the way in which we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities. In a world of automation, Big Data, algorithms, Google searches, digital archives, real-time streams and social networks, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The digital humanities give us powerful theories, methods and tools for exploring new ways of being in a digital age. Berry and Fagerjord provide a compelling guide, exploring the history, intellectual work, key arguments and ideas of this emerging discipline. They also offer an important critique, suggesting ways in which the humanities can be enriched through computing, but also how cultural critique can transform the digital humanities. Digital Humanities will be an essential book for students and researchers in this new field but also related areas, such as media and communications, digital media, sociology, informatics, and the humanities more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745697666 20170703
Green Library
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358 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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2, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
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3 volumes : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Tome 1. Origines, identités et liberté d'expression = Origins, identities and freedom of expression = Orígines, identidades y libertad de expresión
  • Tome 2. Education, appropriation et nouvelles frontières = Education, appropriation and new frontiers = Educación, apropiación y nuevas fronteras
  • Tome 3. Prospective, mutations sociétales, économiques et juridiques = Prospective, social, economic and legal changes = Prospectiva, mutaciones sociales, económicas y jurídicas.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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vi, 172 pages ; 20 cm.
The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. We think of the humanities as a cluster of specialized academic activities. So they are. But they also belong to the ordinary world, the world where students and faculty make connections and careers; where they eat and drink and fret; where they move through new buildings and old seminar rooms. In The Humanities and Everyday Life Michael Levenson places academic humanities within this field of daily life, where abstract thought stands alongside material need. The humanities also live outside the university in activities that have been overlooked or undervalued: in book clubs, in historical re-enactments, in visits to museums and libraries, in private collections, in contributions to Wikipedia, and in amateur genealogy. These activities belong to the humanities, quite as much as research published in specialty journals. The Humanities and Everyday Life addresses both the university and the world beyond, to see where they meet and fail to meet, and to argue that the walls between them should lower. At the centre of the book is an account of experts and expertise, a controversial topic that poses questions about professionals versus amateurs and what constitutes expertise. Drawing on the recent rejection of political elite expertise, as seen in the Brexit referendum and the American election campaign, as well as examples from science and medicine, the volume reveals the unsteady boundary between specialized knowledge and public curiosity. The Humanities and Everyday Life asks us to accept that the humanities are as enduring as religion, are indeed both rival and complement to religion; and to acknowledge that despite imperfections, they give an image of many-dimensioned life. The humanities are worth improving on their own terms, but also because, just often enough, they constitute an exemplary micro-society, one that will illuminate still more widely when academic thought meets the light of the everyday.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808299 20180115
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

19. The ideas industry [2017]

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xi, 344 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The transmogrification
  • Do ideas even matter?
  • How pessimists, partisans, and plutocrats are changing the marketplace of ideas
  • The standard indictment against the academy
  • The disciplines : why economics thrives while political science survives
  • This is not your father's think tank
  • The booming private market for public ideas
  • The promise and perils of intellectual brands
  • Is the ideas industry working?
  • Tweeting ideas : or, the requisite chapter on social media
  • Conclusion: The Dark Knight theory of the ideas industry.
The concept of the "public intellectual" has a rich and colorful history. It began in the early twentieth century, when the new mass media catapulted intellectuals who were able to write for the general public to semi-stardom. The first wave included figures like Walter Lippmann-who coined the term "stereotype" and is widely considered the founder of media studies-and by the 1950s, public intellectuals as a species had become a powerful and influential force in the American cultural landscape. By the 1970s, the standard definition of the public intellectual had solidified: a person (often university-affiliated, but not always) able to discuss and dispute any serious issue, typically in venues like The New York Review of Books, and occasionally influence politics. The traditional definition of the public intellectual remains with us, but as Daniel W. Drezner shows in The Ideas Industry, it has been gradually supplanted by a new model in recent years: the "thought leader." In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as purveyors of a single big idea. Also, instead of battling it out with intellectual combatants in the pages of The Partisan Review, The Public Interest, and their descendants, they often work through institutions that are closed to the public and which release information selectively. Thought leaders and their associated ideas tend to become brands-hedgehogs to the public intellectual fox. They have also proven to be quite successful, as evidenced by TED, Aspen Ideas, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the like. Furthermore, they often align with one side of a politically polarized debate and enjoy the support of ideologically friendly private funders. Drezner identifies increasing inequality as a prime mover of this shift, contending that our present-day class of plutocrats not only wants to go back to school, it wants to force "schools"-in the form of intellectuals with elite affiliations-to come to them. And they have the money to make this happen. Drezner, however, does not see the phenomenon as necessarily negative. While there are certainly some downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, he argues that it is very good at broadcasting intellectual content widely and reaching large audiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190264604 20171211
Law Library (Crown)

20. The ideas industry [2017]

Book
1 online resource (xi, 344 pages)
  • Introduction. The transmogrification
  • 1. Do ideas even matter?
  • 2. How pessimists, partisans, and plutocrats are changing the marketplace of ideas
  • 3. The standard indictment against the academy
  • 4. The disciplines : why economics thrives while political science survives
  • 5. This is not your father's think tank
  • 6. The booming private market for public ideas
  • 7. The promise and perils of intellectual brands
  • 8. Is the ideas industry working?
  • 9. Tweeting ideas : or, the requisite chapter on social media
  • Conclusion. The Dark Knight theory of the ideas industry.
The concept of the "public intellectual" has a rich and colorful history. It began in the early twentieth century, when the new mass media catapulted intellectuals who were able to write for the general public to semi-stardom. The first wave included figures like Walter Lippmann-who coined the term "stereotype" and is widely considered the founder of media studies-and by the 1950s, public intellectuals as a species had become a powerful and influential force in the American cultural landscape. By the 1970s, the standard definition of the public intellectual had solidified: a person (often university-affiliated, but not always) able to discuss and dispute any serious issue, typically in venues like The New York Review of Books, and occasionally influence politics. The traditional definition of the public intellectual remains with us, but as Daniel W. Drezner shows in The Ideas Industry, it has been gradually supplanted by a new model in recent years: the "thought leader." In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as purveyors of a single big idea. Also, instead of battling it out with intellectual combatants in the pages of The Partisan Review, The Public Interest, and their descendants, they often work through institutions that are closed to the public and which release information selectively. Thought leaders and their associated ideas tend to become brands-hedgehogs to the public intellectual fox. They have also proven to be quite successful, as evidenced by TED, Aspen Ideas, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the like. Furthermore, they often align with one side of a politically polarized debate and enjoy the support of ideologically friendly private funders. Drezner identifies increasing inequality as a prime mover of this shift, contending that our present-day class of plutocrats not only wants to go back to school, it wants to force "schools"-in the form of intellectuals with elite affiliations-to come to them. And they have the money to make this happen. Drezner, however, does not see the phenomenon as necessarily negative. While there are certainly some downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, he argues that it is very good at broadcasting intellectual content widely and reaching large audiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West.
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